In a major relief for Delhites, the city may soon go dhalao (large three-walled concrete structures used for garbage collection) free. South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) will accomplishe this mammoth task with the help of Fixed Compactor Transfer Stations’ (FCTS), a garbage compressing system that will facilitate transport of garbage to sanitary landfill sites (SLFs). SDMC will begin with its Central Zone and then cover most of the remaining South Delhi.
Often during the monsoon season or in case garbage collection is delayed, tons of garbage and filth stinks up the entire area, posing serious health hazards and discomfort. South Delhi has often been a victim of this stench.
Of the 85 compactor stations in the pipeline for the SDMC, five are already functional at Lajpat Nagar, Tughlakabad, Kalkaji, Sarita Vihar and Kotla.
The project involves primary collection of waste from the streets through auto tippers. Then, the waste is transported in covered primary vehicles to the FCTS . The compressed waste is then taken to the waste-to-energy plant.
According to officials, the project “lays great emphasis on segregation based on the three R Concepts — Reduce, Recycle and Reuse”.
Replacement of dhalaos, that create a unhygienic atmosphere with FCTS, will be welcomed by all.